Originally Posted by bertrandsv87
The thread is the ”team associated tc4” thread that's on page one... I also think with just a 17.5t motor you'll be racing rightaway, while VTA is not run everywhere, and turnout is not even close to 17.5t... You will have way more fun with 17.5t, and will never have to worry about turnout, ever....
I'll give you props on your knowlege of the tc4, but don't go around making false statements on a class that you obviously have something against. VTA has good turnouts at tracks in nearly as many areas as tc17.5 in club weekly racing period!
Yellow, you will have alot more fun running the tc4 in vta. The atmosphere and racer respect of vta racers is better than any of the "faster" classes. I'm not downing 17.5 guys in any way, just saying that they are normally the faster, more serious guys with years of racing / setup experience under their belt and a new racer will be seconds off the pace, and thats not fun. VTA is the class most run to have a good time, not chase "the motor of the week". With VTA you will be much closer to pace speed right away than trying to start out attempting to set your car up for 17.5 speeds. VTA is the FUN class that blends new racers along with veterans and puts everyone on a more level playing field no matter what chassis you run.
Go to a race and just watch the atmosphere on the stand during a 17.5 main, then a VTA main, and decide for yourself which class everyone is having more fun in. The racing is actually closer in VTA most of the time too.
17.5 isn't the ideal class to begin learning setup techniques, especially with a tc4. Yes, they are people who are competitive in the class with them, but they are veterans, with years of track time, and FAR from just begining to race with them. Its not as simple as copying someone else's setup and instantly being fast. VTA racing is a great place to learn what adjustments work for YOU and make YOU become faster, all the while still having fun and not spending alot of money. Alot of people run tc4s in vta, so you'll have racers that can give you setup advice at the track that will work for the class. The tc4 is one of the best chassis for VTA imo.
Alot of tracks run ROAR VTA, which is any blinky mode esc and any 25.5, and some even run 21.5s for VTA, depending on what track is your "local". Check what they run at your track, buy used esc/motor on here and have fun cheap. Personally I chose to just buy the Novak Edge 25.5 combo and run at USVTA specs.